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The Political Economy of Participatory Economics

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With the near bankruptcy of centrally planned economies now apparent and with capitalism seemingly incapable of generating egalitarian outcomes in the first world and economic development in the third world, alternative approaches to managing economic affairs are an urgent necessity. Until now, however, descriptions of alternatives have been unconvincing. Here Michael ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 9th 1991 by Princeton University Press (first published 1990)
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Andrew
Jun 10, 2012 Andrew rated it it was ok
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I found Albert's analysis of the problem of traditional economics to be pretty on the money, but his proposed solution to be absolutely impractical (though much of it sounds nice.)

For instance, in one moment he talks about deciding on milk production. However, many people cannot take milk for health or ethical reasons. Fine, so there will be a co-current bottom-up decision upon milks production from a distric-ward-state-nation set of council decisions (consumption and production, both.) Though s
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Nov 25, 2008 Thomas marked it as to-read
read it online here: http://www.zcommunications.org/zparec...

...alright I don't know when I'm ever going to finish this, so it is now officially a 'to read'
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American activist, speaker, and writer. He is co-editor of ZNet, and co-editor and co-founder of Z Magazine. He also co-founded South End Press and has written numerous books and articles. He developed along with Robin Hahnel the economic vision called participatory econom
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